Over the last 3 years, Welsh police forces have paid out £280,000 in personal injury compensation to employees after personal injury at work claims were made against them.
One food packaging worker suffered a serious personal injury when he became caught in a Rochdale factory’s machinery.
The Ministry of Justice has proposed a new rule which will stop claims management companies offering a cash incentive to clients.
Norman Baker, the minister responsible for cyclists and pedestrians, says he has decided not to implement a change in the law that could have protected vulnerable road users.
Changes to the legal aid system, announced by Kenneth Clarke last November, come into effect next month. Legal aid for civil cases will only be available to people in instances where life or liberty is in jeopardy.
Despite the accusations surrounding the compensation culture in the UK, British workers are still reluctant to submit a claim if they suffer a personal injury at work.
People who are concerned that a personal injury compensation award will affect their right to means-tested welfare benefits may want to set up a Personal Injury Trust.
New research shows that the personal injury compensation culture in the UK is wasting doctor’s time.
One young Irish doctor was recently awarded an undisclosed amount in settlement stemming from a career-ending personal injury at work.
Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc has been fined £300,000 after the Health and Safety Executive found that workers were put at risk of suffering a personal injury at work whilst on a North Sea oil rig.
A Yorkshire man has received £210,000 in personal injury compensation after asking Unison to help him after he sustained a personal injury at work whilst he was in the employ of Rampton Secure Hospital.
One partner at a personal injury solicitor firm has recently gone on record by stating his delight that the Coalition government has agreed to a review of the discount rate used to calculate personal injury awards.